Where is AutoPilot Assign Profile Button in Intune Portal

Let us learn about Where is AutoPilot Assign Profile Button in Intune Portal. I have published two (2) posts on AutoPilot deployment. The first post of Autopilot was to cover the end lab scenario of Autopilot testing. The second was to create a Dynamic Azure AD group to group all Autopilot provisioned devices.

I received several comments via social media, YouTube channel, and blog posts that AutoPilot Assign Profile Button is missing from Intune portal. This blog is to answer those queries.

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Content

  • Where is AutoPilot Assign Profile Button in Intune Portal?
  • Video Tutorial – How to Assign a Device to AutoPilot Deployment Profile?
  • What is new in AutoPilot Workflow?
  • How to Assign a Device to AutoPilot Deployment Profile?

Where is AutoPilot Assign Profile Button in Intune Portal?

The assign Profile button went missing from Azure Portal -> Microsoft Intune -> Device Enrollment – Windows Enrollment-> Windows AutoPilot Devices. Even I was wondering what happened to the Assign Profile option in the Window AutoPilot devices blade?

Microsoft removed that option from Intune to have a better user experience. We will see in the latter part of this post how you can assign a device to AutoPilot Profile.

AutoPilot Assign Profile
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Video Tutorial – How to Assign a Device to AutoPilot Deployment Profile?

Where is AutoPilot Assign Profile Button in Intune Portal 2

What is new in AutoPilot Workflow?

As I explained in the above video tutorial, the Azure AD object will get created whenever you upload or import a device to Intune or Windows Store for Business.

Once you have that Azure AD object for the imported devices, you can create a static (Assigned) or dynamic Azure AD group with that object.

AAD object name will be the device’s serial number, and this name will get changed once the device is completed the AAD join process. The AAD object name will get adjusted to the machine name.

How to Assign a Device to AutoPilot Deployment Profile?

Following are the steps to assign a device to the AutoPilot deployment profile. This is explained in the above video tutorial.

  1. From Intune blade – Import the device with the same method
  2. From Azure AD blade –Identity, the Azure AD object, created for the imported device (with Serial number)
  3. From Azure AD blade – Create a Static (Assigned)/Dynamic Azure AD group with AAD object (step #2)
  4. From Intune blade – Go to Autopilot Deployment ProfilesAssignments tab – Select the Azure AD group created in step #3
AutoPilot Assign Profile Button
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Azure AD Dynamic Device Groups

I would recommend using Dynamic query to create Azure AD dynamic groups. Azure AD active query can be used to tag each device. These tags can be made using ZTDID and ORDERED attributes.

Micheal and Per have posts to explain these scenarios.

I have used the following queries to get devices into the Azure AD dynamic device group.

(device.devicePhysicalIds -any _ -contains “HRDept”)

(device.devicePhysicalIds -any _ -contains “SalesDept”)

Resources

Autopilot profile assignment using Intune

13 thoughts on “Where is AutoPilot Assign Profile Button in Intune Portal”

  1. “Microsoft removed that option from Intune to have a better user experience.”
    Two things:
    1) Regular “users” are not using this; us admins are. Changing this without even notifying us in the portal leads me to #2…
    2) “Better user experience”? Really? More like wasting-even-more-of-my-time exprience.

    Rather than removing buttons how about sorting out some issues? Like how damn slow it is to remove devices? I’m talking overnight to remove a single device. And adding useful features like hybrid AD-join functionality MS? No? OK…keep moving those buttons around. That’ll make for a better user experience.

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    • I totally agree with some of your comments. I know the pain to find out out a solution for “this missing button” issue… But I can try to give this feedback to Intune product team from Microsoft.

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  2. Hi Anoop,

    Once I import the csv file I cannot find the device/serial to appear and add it to the device group so i can’t assign a autopilot profile for the device. It is indeed showing up under the AutoPilot devices though.

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  3. Yes, I ran the PowerShell scripts and received the .csv file > imported through Intune Windows AutoPilot devices, did a sync and it appears with serial number, manufacturer, model (surface pro 1803):
    Install-Script -Name Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo
    Get-WindowsAutoPilotInfo.ps1 -OutputFile AutoPilotHWID.csv

    I then searched for device by the serial number (12 digit #) displayed but nothing shows up. It is strange..

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  4. Hi Anoop,

    Do you have any idea if AutoPilot will also work in an Intune Hybrid configuration?
    I`m usually working with cloud only Intune, but we also have a customer who`s SCCM environment is still connected to Intune.

    Thank you.

    Peter

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